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Advice on brightening all photos in a book consistently please
Book Design and Imaging

OK – have double-checked that all my photos/images are saved with the sRGB profile not AdobeRGB.  I’m really quite happy to accept the fact that they all need to be a little brighter, as described in the following FAQ: http://blurb.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/261/kw/brightness

So, thanks for the info, but I think I shall just go ahead and boost the brightness of all of them and re-upload.

Mark

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Sep 9, 2011 11:30am PDT
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Advice on brightening all photos in a book consistently please
Book Design and Imaging

Ah, I see. That does make sense – sorry for doubting you!

I will check when I get home tonight, and may take up your offer of emailing a sample.

Thanks,

Mark

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Sep 9, 2011 5:21am PDT
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Advice on brightening all photos in a book consistently please
Book Design and Imaging

Hi Mike,

 Thanks for the response.  I’m pretty sure I’m always using sRGB but I will check.  But I can understand why the colour profile would affect the colour fidelity, but not the overall darkness/brightness.  Surely it is just a case of a monitor providing more light than a printed image.

So back to my original question – what tool would people use to uniformly brighten a set of images?

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Sep 8, 2011 1:28pm PDT
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Advice on brightening all photos in a book consistently please
Book Design and Imaging

I’ve just received my first book, and on the whole am very pleased with it.  A couple of the photos had faint vertical streaks, but otherwise  the quality is fine (I went for the best quality paper).

However, as is mentioned elsewhere on this site, all of the printed images are noticeably darker than on my monitor.  I had spent ages getting them perfect and consistent, so don’t want to start randomly changing different effects (ie brightness or contrast or gamma) on individual photos, but would prefer to apply a single change to all of them to achieve a consistent lightening for all of them.

 So, using PS Elements 9, what would people recommend as the best tweak to give a slight boost to the brightness (hopefully without ‘blowing’ the lightest areas in my shots)?  I’m thinking of using Enhance->Adjust Lighting->Brightness/Contrast and increasing the Brightness from 0 to 33.  Any thoughts?

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Sep 7, 2011 6:36am PDT
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